Riley Looking To Add Another One To His Collection

by | Jan 20, 2019 | Latest News

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

Newly crowned Victorian Production Sedan Champion, Beau Riley, will be looking to add another number one to the side of his car this weekend, when he competes in the National Production Sedan Title, at the Western Speedway, Hamilton.

Riley, from the Coalfields town of Collie, in the South West of Western Australia, headed to Bairnsdale a fortnight ago, to contest the Victorian Title, making a final lap pass on National Champion Trevor Mills, to record the biggest win of his career.

Riley, previously had finished on the podium of the 2017 WA State Title, where he placed third. This season, Riley has been unbeatable at the Make Smoking History, Collie Speedway, winning on four occasions, with Bairnsdale being his fifth win of the season.

Winning any title at all is a huge achievement let alone leaving it until the last lap, but that feeling when I crossed that line was unexplainable, years of hard work in the making, Riley said.

I was not real confident going into the event due to never have raced there before, wrong ratio, set up etc so I assumed the Victorians would have the edge over me. When I caught up to Mills before the yellows came on I thought to myself, I am a fair chance here, he added.

Riley is full of admiration for the National Champion, with the pair putting on a classic finish at Bairnsdale. I think apart from Mills who I regard as the best Production Sedan driver in Australia at the moment anyone is capable of winning this Title. A lot of it comes down to luck. All you have to do is make the A main and anything can happen, Riley adds.

Riley has spent the last ten days relaxing, with little maintenance on the car, hitting the caravan parks along the Victorian coast, including the Mornington Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Rileys partner Felicity also has an ambition of eating a pie from every bakery in Australia, which may have slowed the trip down somewhat.

Beau Riley is one of seven West Australians in the field of forty four, and can not wait for the National Title to commence this Friday with official practice.

Speedway Sedans Australia, will as always, provide full and comprehensive coverage of the event, including updates from Scrutineering and Practice, full results of Practice on the Facebook Page and Website along with Live Audio. Race Monitor will also be in operation across the course of the weekend. Speedway Sedans Live will be available on both nights of racing, with the streaming service, live, exclusive and free on our Facebook page. All results and stories will also be found on the Speedway Sedans Australia website and facebook pages across the weekend.

Junior Sedans will race on both nights, commencing at 4.30pm EDST

Nominations in roof number order.

A1 Trevor Mills NSW
N2 Andrew Cunningham NSW
V3 John Calderwood VIC
W4 Beau Riley WA
V5 Jack Milthorpe VIC
V7 Shane Hammond VIC
V8 Ryan Arnel VIC
V9 Shona Bent VIC
N11 Rodney Anderson NSW
W12 Rod Musarra WA
V13 Ben Barker VIC
N14 Matthew Hutchison NSW
Q15 Richard Cook QLD
Q17 Neil Keldoulis QLD
N19 Monique Bailey NSW
V21 Donald Irving VIC
W22 Rick Musarra WA
N23 Damien McAlister NSW
N24 James Hodak NSW
Q25 Selina Jennings QLD
V26 Gemma Laidlaw VIC
N27 Wayne Bourke NSW
N28 Stephen Brencher NSW
W29 Tim Maughan WA
W31 Kane McDiarmid WA
N32 Craig McAlister NSW
V33 Stephen Laidlaw VIC
V34 Adam Wilson VIC
V35 Steven Aldridge VIC
V37 Ryan Queale VIC
V39 Lucas Conder VIC
V47 Robert Aldridge VIC
N49 Johnny Ralph NSW
N52 Brent Croker NSW
N56 Justin Hawkins NSW
Q59 Joel Berkley QLD
W61 Jake Blight WA
N71 David Lord NSW
N79 Kiel Rosevear NSW
S87 Jayden Edwards SA
V91 Dehne Sparrow VIC
W95 Kyle Sayer WA
V98 Raymond Ussher VIC
V99 Pete Leonard VIC

Photo courtesy of Fastlane Photography